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The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

No profanar el sueño de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 June 1975 (USA)
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

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Jorge Grau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Galbó ... Edna Simmonds (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ... George Meaning
Arthur Kennedy ... The Inspector
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Detective Sgt. Kinsey
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ... PC Craig
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Benson
José Lifante ... Martin West (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Jeannine Mestre ... Katie West
Gengher Gatti ... Keith
Fernando Hilbeck ... Guthrie Wilson
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Mary
Vicente Vega Vicente Vega ... Dr. Duffield
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Perkins
Paul Benson Paul Benson ... Wood
Anita Colby Anita Colby ... Nurse
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A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Written by Jojo Mac

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Window See more »

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Jorge Grau the woman streaker seen in the street during the opening credits was originally hired as an extra on the film. See more »

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If you look at the lettering on the door while the police and George are at the Old Owl, you can see that owl is mistakenly spelled "Olw". See more »

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The Inspector: I wish the dead could come back to life, you bastard, so then I could kill you again.
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Possibly the most underrated zombie movie ever made.
18 October 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue' is possibly the most underrated zombie movie ever made. It's certainly one of the most interesting as it's an Italian/Spanish co-production, but curiously set in England, and it predates both 'Dawn Of The Dead' and the subsequent Eurozombie boom led by Lucio Fulci et al. The zombies themselves aren't as gruesome and repulsive as Romero or Fulci zombies, but once you get over that you've got yourself one very watchable and entertaining take on the genre. The two leads (Cristina Galbo and 'Autopsy's Ray Lovelock) are both good. They meet while travelling due to a minor accident, become uneasy travelling companions, and subsequently find themselves caught in a nightmare of non-stop zombie action while being pursued by a ruthless cop (Arthur Kennedy - 'Fantastic Voyage') who believes they are Manson-like hippie serial killers. I enjoyed this movie very much and recommend it to fans of 1970s European horror. An unfairly neglected movie that deserves a larger audience.


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